Bug 72039 - TABLE: Differences between English and German Number Recognition
Summary: TABLE: Differences between English and German Number Recognition
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Inherited From OOo
Hardware: Other All
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
Whiteboard: BSA
Depends on:
Blocks: Writer-Tables-Number-Recognition
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Reported: 2013-11-26 14:24 UTC by Harald Koester
Modified: 2021-11-09 04:38 UTC (History)
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Updated example file (14.73 KB, application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.text)
2018-11-08 11:07 UTC, Harald Koester

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Description Harald Koester 2013-11-26 14:24:31 UTC
Problem description: 

The number recognition in tables works different in English and German. In attachment 70935 [details] are some examples. The differences are marked in red. Expected: Equal number recognition in German and English. 
Hint: In English a dot is used as decimal mark and a comma is used as thousands separator. In German it 's exactly the other way round. 

I described this problem already in bug 48758. Hence in that bug several problems are described, I split those problems into different bug reports. This report is one of them.
Operating System: Windows 7
Version: release
Comment 1 sophie 2013-12-06 16:30:22 UTC
Confirmed using your document. I don't reproduce with French, it produces the same as in English.
Build ID: 70feb7d99726f064edab4605a8ab840c50ec57a Ubuntu 13.10. - Set to New, change plateform to all - Sophie
Comment 2 QA Administrators 2015-04-19 03:23:16 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 3 Harald Koester 2015-05-09 17:15:56 UTC
Bug already existed in version 3.3.0 and still exists in version with Win7.
Comment 4 QA Administrators 2016-09-20 09:42:29 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 5 Harald Koester 2016-09-30 09:23:07 UTC
Bug still exists in version 5.2.1 with Win7.
Comment 6 QA Administrators 2017-10-23 14:00:25 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 7 Harald Koester 2017-11-03 10:38:03 UTC
Bug still exists in version 5.4.2. 

In German the behaviour is a bit different now: There is a special space character between the number and the percent sign.
Comment 8 QA Administrators 2018-11-04 03:58:33 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 9 Harald Koester 2018-11-08 11:07:14 UTC
Created attachment 146429 [details]
Updated example file

Bug still exists in version 6.1.3 (64 bit, Win 10).
Comment 10 QA Administrators 2019-11-09 03:53:22 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 11 QA Administrators 2021-11-09 04:38:26 UTC
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